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Oct 09, 2020 Oct 13, 2020

Last Chance to Win a Free Registration—Staffing World Begins in One Week!

When you register for Staffing World® 2020, an immersive virtual event taking place Oct. 19–22, you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a free registration to next year’s ASA annual convention and expo, Sept. 28–30 in Denver. This week is your last chance to register and win.

Congratulations to Tim O’Shea of Kelly, who won the latest drawing for a free registration to Staffing World 2021.

This Friday, Oct. 16, everyone who has registered for Staffing World 2020 will be able to access the virtual reality platform—you can start building your itinerary, creating an avatar, and exploring the space.

Register at no later than Friday for your chance to win a free registration to next year’s convention and to get access to the platform ahead of the kick-off on Monday. If you’ve registered for Staffing World 2020 you have already been entered into the drawing.

Get Ready for an Immersive Virtual Reality Experience—Staffing World Advance Program Is Live Online

Staffing World, an immersive virtual experience, starts in just one week—get ready for this year’s ASA annual convention and expo by reviewing the Advance Program online. Learn about the four powerful keynote presenters, more than 30 educational sessions, interactive expo hall, and other features of the unique event taking place Oct. 19–22.

Gain the tools and strategies you need to do what you do best—put people to work in roles that enhance businesses and livelihoods. Registration rates for ASA members are as low as $100 per person—take advantage of this chance to attend Staffing World for the lowest price ever. Visit to learn more.

Participate in the ASA Quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey

Don’t miss your chance to get the staffing and recruiting data you need. The association’s quarterly Staffing Employment and Sales Survey for the third quarter of 2020 is now open. Participate in the survey and compare how your company is doing with similar-sized companies and firms within your industry sector.

After completing the survey, you will be able to access an exclusive online report archive, which includes benchmarks for the number of direct hire searches and permanent placements, sector-specific gross margin trends, and payroll and productivity metrics by company size. Participate by Nov. 13 to get the staffing industry information you’re looking for.

Register to take the survey at If you have questions or did not receive a survey link, email There are no fees to participate.

Trump Administration Counterpunches After Game Changing H-1B Court Decisions

In May 2020, ASA reported on some significant court decisions that struck down many of the Trump administration’s narrow interpretations of H-1B visa regulations that were resulting in 35% or more of H-1B cases getting denied and an even higher number receiving very short validity periods of one year or less. Following those decisions, staffing firms were able to rely on much more consistent adjudications for the full three years requested, fewer requests for evidence, and fewer denials.

With an election looming, the Trump administration has fast-tracked two very significant regulations that directly affect professional staffing firms that rely on H-1B workers and that attempt to override those court decisions. On Oct. 8, 2020, both the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Homeland Security published regulations that so drastically change the H-1B visa application process that they effectively eliminate many staffing firms’ access (and their end clients’ access) to this labor pool.

Groups are preparing to file suit against the regulations.